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Mar 13, 2011 12:00am EST
and look at our schedule. we will bring a panel called becoming america, immigration memoirs across the decades with former arizona governor raul castro, ishmael beah, paula fass and chiquis barron. that will be followed by a panel on climate change with melanie leonard laura lopez hoffman and mitch tobin. hones and pagers an would likeo tr speak it is my great honor to introduce you to these four authors who enrich our knowing. raul castro's look "adversity is my angel" was cowritten with jack augusrat jr.. castor was born in mexico in 1916, the son of a copper miner and a midwife. he worked himself through school is worked himself through school by plucking chickens, panning gold and waiting tables. in 1974 he made history when he was elected arizona's very first and to date only mexican-american governor. he will also answer to judge and ambassador. paula fass is a professor of history at the university of california berkeley. a distinguished scholar and resident at rutgers university, shea specializes in the history of children and childhood. in her seventh book, "inheriting the
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Mar 13, 2011 2:30pm EDT
is called "appetite for america, howsiarya railroad hospitality em bier that civilized the wild west." it's in a review by a great writer himself who wrote "blood and thunder." he wrote, this line makes me hungry. i like that line. would you welcome stephen fried. thank you. [applause] >> michael hilzik worked at the providence bulletin. he now writes a column for the l.a. times. he won an award for distinguished business and financial reporting. with the l.a. times he won a prize for beat reporting and corruption in the music industry. when michael won the pulitzer, i read this recently. a friend says at least now you'll know what's in your obit. his books include the plot against social security, he's got one coming out in september called "the new deal of modern history." paperbacked in june, michael? >> that's right. >> paper back in june. would you welcome michael hilzik. [applause] >> jeff guinn is a former editor and senior writer, author of three novels about santa klaus and christmas. his most recent book is "go down together: the true, untold story of bonny and clyde." the book
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Mar 13, 2011 5:30pm EDT
the first telephone had been installed in the white house. during the lifetime of the first taken america moved from being of world agricultural society to a corporate industrial economy. this colossal change is eliminated by mr. styles in his book about mr. vanderbilt. leading into this conversation is paul hutton, our neighbor from mexico. an eminent historian, professor of history at the university of new mexico, well-known for both scholarly and popular authors. he wrote the award-winning phil sheridan and his army. he also has his jesse james book over there. we will have about 45 minutes of conversation after richard will have a question and answer from the audience. after this presentation the author will be signing in the mad and signing area. if you go out the doors, turn right and head down toward old maine. books are available right outside the door. >> housekeeping, the festival is free. we have wonderful stimulating presentations like this thanks to folks like simply bits and the university medical center. he sure we thank them. and turn off your cell phones. now, mr. rabin.
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Mar 14, 2011 2:30am EDT
. it's a great way of asking about the history of america. fred harvey turns out ran the first chain of anything in america. he ran the restaurants and hotels in chicago and los angeles and civilized the american west. his story had never been taken seriously journalistically before, and i was lucky not only to recreate this multigenerational family business, the harvey's were the biggest in the 1880s through the 1940s, but fred's stuff was in the family. it was a very personal book as well, and it gave the insight that most people know fred harvey because of the harvey girls. it was a great american journey for me. being from the east, this was my first trip to the west. i recreated the life of the west which easterners don't understand. they think of it as a whole other world. it was interesting telling the story of the west based on what easterners don't know. >> michael? >> well, thank you. basically, all of my book projects start the same way. i get interested in a subject and can't find enough published to satisfy my own curiosity, so i realize i'm going to have to write it mys
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Mar 14, 2011 5:30am EDT
down to central america, but for the most part he is there, really there. he begins in staten island and winds up in s.i. the areas. , of course. you talk so brilliantly about how geography defined his life. and again, i thought just as, you know, for those who want to write and those who think a lot about writing, it was a wonderful organizing principle. not only the jet geography of his life but the nation's life. >> i'm glad to hear you say that. the question of geography is a national -- natural one since he spent his entire career in transportation. for 19th century united states transportation was one of the greatest challenges. for example, one reason why bourbon and american whiskey became a big deal is that before the railroad, before the eureka now, if you were even after the erie canal, if you were a farmer across the appellations when most of the population was east you had to find a cost effective way of converting your crops into something you could sell. instead of shipping raw grain you could distilled whiskey. the price per pound shaped america's drinking habits beca
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Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
of his book, "the god strategy: how religion became a political weapon in america." here we go. how religion became a political weapon in america. reviewers have commented, a well-written meticulously researched and i opening examination of how u.s. politicians use religion to win votes. if you are at all curious about how influential religion has become in today's political arena, you need to read this book. another review called the book absolutely brilliant, fascinating, timely, and of great importance. it's so absolutely buy that book, too. still as you can see, we have a lot of expertise to bring to today's procession teach -- session. professors want to leave plenty of time for discussion. they will be beginning, and you can get your questions ready. at think we will start with dr. kate kenski, who will focus in on the 2008 election and factors that help us understand the outcomes of the elections and then dr. kevin coe will bring his focus in on the influence of religion in politics today. >> thank you much. i'm very much appreciate being here, and thank you for having us. fr
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Mar 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
and central america and they ride the trains, and they are not in the club car. they are riding on top of the train or on the side of the train. we have stories about this in our book and catherine tells a story about people writing on the side of the train. one of margaret stories in margaret's book tells about a pregnant woman who rode on the side of the train. so there a lot of injuries there but then there are a lot of medical problems as well because dehydration is the number one medical issue that we see in the desert. we see people with severe blisters and when you talk about blisters, it is not like you hike 5 miles and get a bad blister on the back of your heel. these are like earns. all these medical problems kept unfolding and as i have been with the samaritans now since 2002, i feel like i have been able to continue my medical expertise and continue my medical practice in a new way. >> thank you. ted lets hear from you. >> i'm making some assumptions here but anyway coming out of the restaurant business i would imagine you probably had a whole lot of one-on-one contact with
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Mar 13, 2011 3:00am EDT
it we will see prices for energy skyrocket. we will see america at the mercy of producing countries who are exporting to us our energy and they can put this in a difficult position and if we don't address these issues we will have growing environmental challenges as well. what the book tries to show is a pathway to address all of those. i think there is but it will take will and tough decisions and we have been a little unwilling to make those tough decisions for the last few years. >> do you tackle how to change public perspective and the perception of what we should do? and be more cooperative? >> it is a good point. one of the real impediments to what we need to do energy is what they call the not in my backyard syndrome. one thing i found as energy sector is it didn't matter what energy project or energy infrastructure deployment there was tremendous resistance because people didn't want it near them. they wanted lots of energy and cheap energy but didn't want anybody to make it or use it around them. to be grown-ups about this, to say yes it would be terrific if we could have all t
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Mar 13, 2011 4:30am EDT
's movement in america has a history of women stepping forward and then stepping back of our own volition. this is very frustrating when you look at how it has gone. since abigail adams asked john to remember the ladies, and he didn't, and the ladies did not foment the revolution that they promised him they were going to do if he didn't remember them, that has been the, that has been the sequence and the trajectory, and that's what we need to change. no excuses power tool number two is define your term first before someone else defines you. we all know whoever defines the terms wins the debate. and i think just in redefining power i've given you an example of defining your own terms. use what you've got. again, as connie and i both took what was a liability to us in our youth, we hated that feeling of being different, of not being good enough, of not measuring up. but that's what propelled us into leadership, what gave us the passion for the poor, for the sick, for those who needed help in whatever way. use what you've got. i learned to embrace controversy. i learned to love -- how many o
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Mar 14, 2011 1:00am EDT
or they are simultaneous. 1985 i became aware united states was doing the same thing in central america that we have been doing inand vietnam and indochina. i set out to write a book on vietnam i studied the war and thought about it and what did i know from being in the movement that was quite a lot? and at some point* in thet process of realized nobody wanted in as say.a they wanted a personalrs story. i wrote that in the '80s.ati however i was not satisfied because a friend of mine said the four year-oldbe always beats up on the 20ry year-old so i put the book away for 15 years. then 2003 the united states started another war and i thought that this time the, movie came out called the weather underground and i was featured in the movie oddly enough with some strange coincidence that these would happen together and the first time i gave an interview 1999. i found young people wanted tote know the story and what it was about. i was going around to dozens of college campuses in answering questions. i sat down to write the story this time and i took the manuscript out of the closet literally of back shelf
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Mar 13, 2011 1:30am EST
important stopovers in the united states and western north america for birds and provides critical habitat to the species. under 1944 treaty, the u.s. gets 90% of the colorado's water and mexico gets 10%, and no water left over for the delta. as a result, the mighty colorado no longer flows to california. the delta that once covered 2 million acres is reduced to 10% of the original size, less than 1%, a tenth of a percent of the water that reached the delta reaches it today, and that water is by accident. it comes from
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Mar 13, 2011 1:00pm EDT
america that we had been doing, that our government had been giving and vietnam and indochina. so i set out to write a book on vietnam. i studied the war in vietnam and thought about it and fought, what did i know about it from having been in that anti-war movement, which actually was quite a lot. it occurred at some point in the process, i realized that nobody wanted essays. they wanted a story, a personal story. i wrote that in the 80's. however, i was not satisfied with it because a friend of mine said, well, a 40-year-old always beating up on a 20-year-old in the story. i put the book away for 15 years. then in 2003 the united states started another war. i thought, well, and this time, though, the movie came out called the weather underground. i happened to be featured in the movie under not -- oddly enough. some strange coincidence that these things would happen together. it was the first time i gave an interview, 1999. and i found that young people really wanted to know the story. they wanted to know what it was all about. the wanted to know my story. i was going around to dozens
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Mar 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
but there are some great people in the profession. james over here one of the grateful years in america, thank you for coming as well. if anybody has any -- [inaudible] [laughter] >> if anybody has any questions, shoot them out here and i will see if i can make some sense. [inaudible conversations] >> [inaudible] >> robert barnett has built this incredible practice and one of the things that enabled me to call this the world's most paulo firm is the fact that bob barnett's practice he represented the three presidents, all the vice presidents, all the cabinet secretaries called the major media figures in the country, the anchors on both the network and the broadcast placing all the powerful people in washington amount like pieces on the chess board. he started it all with geraldine ferraro and i was interviewed when i called geraldine ferraro to talk about her relationship with barnett and how that led to this incredible remarkable practice that he had it was just about the time sarah palin had been named to be the vice presidential nominee by john mccain who wasn't a williams and connolly client,
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